Masterpieces of the Baroque

If it ain't baroque, don't fix it.

It’s going to be a busy weekend! I’ve been rehearsing every week since the first week of September on these pieces by Bach and Purcell, and a piece by Handel brought into the program just a few weeks ago.

I’m performing in a chorus of around 200 voices and we’re singing a few of the best pieces of the Baroque era. Bach Cantata 191, Gloria in Excelsis Deo, Purcell’s Come Ye Sons of Art, and Handel’s Zadok the Priest (and maybe an extra piece for an encore, winkwink).

This season is extra special to me because while it’s only my 5th year singing with the Chorus of Westerly, it is Maestro George Kent’s 53rd and final season conducting the chorus. I’ve learned so much and added so many great choral pieces to my repertoire these past few years all thanks to George. I was saddened by the news when I first heard it but it makes me treasure all the time I am able to spend with him this season.

It’s also motivation not to skip a rehearsal.

Who said that?

So if you’re in the southern Rhode Island area this weekend I would greatly suggest you attend one of the two performances on sunday before you head out.

If you’ve never heard any of the Bach or Handel pieces before, take a listen…

We’re bringing out the big guns and have the Boston Festival Orchestra to help us bring in da noise and da funk. We’ve got some hot solo voices as delicious as icing on the cake. We’ve got a crazy man wildly swinging his arms around to the music.

I don’t know what else to say to persuade you to go. The acoustics in the hall are exquisite, there is no bad seat in the house. After the 6pm performance we’re having an after party so free food and drinks are included in my offer. Tickets are affordable. You’ll see a lot of pretty faces, including me!


Chorus of Westerly present Masterpieces of the Baroque
Sunday, November 20, 2011 – 4/6PM
Buy tickets online or call 401.596.8663
119 High Street
Westerly, RI

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